Pamella Roland took a bit of an avant garde approach with her Fall 2016 RTW collection, kicking off the runway show with a silver fringed sci-fi looking mop dress. She took inspiration from the futuristic skyline of Tokyo, showcasing minimalist , albeit artistically innovative and architectural silhouettes.

Pamella Roland - Photo Yannis Vlamos - IndigitalA sheer sheath dress encrusted in silver rhinestones in the shapes of upward facing chevron patterns is stunning. Details like rounded shoulders, sheer panels, fringe walls, and linear sequins jutting into skyscraper patterns all create a visual juxtaposition with the delicate feminine silhouettes. A long-sleeve gown shimmers with a red-black ombre bodice flowing down into a black sheer pleated skirt.

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Pamella Roland – Photo Yannis Vlamos-Indigital.tv

The Look ~ Dress (here and here)

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Pamella Roland – Photo Yannis Vlamos – Indigital.tv

The Look ~ Dress

Overall it was a beautiful, yet slightly confusing collection. Some of the collection seemed cohesive, but random looks popped into the collection, that seemed in no way to tie to the rest. Still, her work was creative, interesting, and beautiful.

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Pamella Roland – Photo Yannis Vlamos – Indigital.tv

The Look ~ Dress

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Pamella Roland – Photo Yannis Vlamos – Indigital.tv

The Look ~ Dress

I’d much rather buy a gorgeous gown than a mediocre gown that tied better into the collection. And if that’s the direction designers are going in (less about the show or the collection, more about their direct interaction with and catering to the customer, then perhaps Roland is on the right track.

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